The Foxfield Railway was contructed in 1893 to carry coal from Foxfield Colliery to Blythe Bridge in North Staffordshire. Following the closure of the colliery in 1965 , this small line was rescued by volunteers who set up the Foxfield Light Railway Society. Today the Foxfield operates as a passenger - carrying railway, but also runs haulage trains - so enthusiasts can see how the line used to operate. Both the stations complex - with its Museum - and the colliery site continue to be developed. Special events are held , such as the World War II Event featured on this DVD, and passengers can enjoy the North Staffordshire countryside on the four-mile scenic route.